Per Diem Museum Educator

Hudson River Museum

Organization Description: 
Hudson River Museum ( is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York Metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.

The Museum offers engaging experiences for nearly every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the
American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.

Position Description:
The Hudson River Museum is looking for a highly motivated, energetic, per diem STEM/STEAM museum education professional, beginning February 2023, to lead hands-on workshops, in-gallery tours, and other programs for students, families, and adults. Offsite work at local schools may also be required. Per Diem Educator applicants will complete paid training sessions (training to be determined based on experience of applicant) with the Education staff that focus on inquiry-based learning, tour and teaching techniques specific to the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and Glenview, an historic home. After successful completion of the training, the Per Diem Educator must be available a minimum of 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, in order to lead school and/or adult tours/workshops and to support related administration of tours, booking, and follow up with groups. This position is for the balance of the 2022-2023 school year, with potential to extend.

Job Requirements & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Participating in program and lesson plan development as needed
• Coordinating the set-up, required documentation and administration, and breakdown of assigned programs
• Preparing and tracking necessary supplies for said programs
• Leading hands-on workshops for school, teacher (professional development), and other groups
• Leading tours, discussions, and inquiry-based programs in the Museum galleries for various groups
• Conducting pre-visit and post-visit lessons at local schools
• Attending exhibition training and professional development sessions, as required
• Additional administrative support, as needed

Candidate Qualifications:
Successful applicants will have:
• Undergraduate (Graduate preferred) degree in visual arts, art history, art / science / museum / science education, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in related fields
• Knowledge of and/or interest in contemporary art
• Museum education, arts education, or classroom teaching experience
• An understanding of object- and inquiry-based teaching practices; an embrace of interdisciplinary teaching and learning
• Experience working with youth, families, schools, and adults
• Strong organizational, communication, and administrative skills and experience
• A kind, gracious, and flexible attitude, with a sense of humor and a collaborative team spirit
• Proficiency with using PCs and other A/V equipment and with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Google Drive

Position Type:
Per diem, temporary

Union Status:

FLSA Status:

Salary or Compensation:
$22.50 / hour

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Application Info:
Please send a current resume or CV and a thoughtful cover letter (required for consideration), providing detailed information on your professional experience and training, along with contact information for three references, to Include “Per Diem Educator” in the subject line.